Archive for March, 2015

How Electrolysis Works

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The hair follicle is a specialized indentation of the skin’s epidermis containing the various follicular sheaths and the hair.   The DERMAL PAPILLA, which is the electrologists’ target, it is part of the follicular connective tissue sheath.  It is rich in blood and nerves and feeds the growing hair.  If the papilla is destroyed, the hair will die due to an absence of nourishment.

During electrolysis, a fine, sterilized probe, about the same diameter, as the hair, is gently inserted into the follicle alongside the hair shaft down to the dermal papilla.  Then a low-level electrical current is released that will destroy the papilla and loosen the hair in the follicle so that it may be removed.

Many hairs will be eliminated with only one treatment, but some will need two or more treatments to achieve PERMANENCY.  Electrolysis is a series of treatments over a varied period of time which depends on the amount, coarseness and what has been done to those hairs prior to electrolysis.  But once the dermal papilla has been eliminated, there is no way a hair can be regenerated from that follicle.

 

 

 

 

Causes Of Unwanted Hair

Monday, March 30th, 2015

5 Major factors contibute to the growth of excess hair.

*Heredity

*Racial Characteristics

*Glandular Disturbances and Systemic Changes

*Medication

*Topical Influences

*Stress

Glandular disturbances or systemic changes are primarily tied to the endocrine system which controls our normal growth and development. Many endocrine glands manufacture hormones directly related to hair growth. If there is an imbalance in production of these hormones, excessive hair growth can occur. At this time a women can often be helped by the “two-pronged” approach where an electrologist and an endocrinologist(a medical specialist who treats disorders of the endocrine glands) work together to eliminate the problem. Electrolysis treatments along with medication can end unwanted hair, even in the most challenging cases.

Some normal systemic changes can also contribute to unwanted hair growth.  Puberty, pregnancy and menopause.

Medications can cause unwanted hair growth.  Some of these are cortisone and high blood pressure medications, and a variety of other medications.  I have a listing of potential contributors to hair growth that I discuss with clients at the time of their consultation.

 

 

Wisconsin Electrologist Association Spring 2015 Conference – April 25, 2015

Monday, March 30th, 2015

I will be attending the upcoming Wisconsin Electrologist Conference. Christina E. Broadwell will be speaking on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Ralph Dixon will be speaking on: Facts & Myths of Laser.  Shelly Beere will be speaking on “How to Use Social Media to Engage and Educate”.   I continue to increase my knowledge as an Electrologist each year.  I believe education is very powerful and that clients count on me to know the latest information on Permanent Hair Removal.

The #1 priority to me as a business owner.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

My # 1 priority to me is the satisfaction of my clients. During consultations, I always request, that if a client is unhappy with their “permanent hair removal” results, to let me know, and I can refer them onto a Gynecologist or Endocrinologist. I have been permanently removing hair for 25 years. I have a client comment section on my website.  I only entertain comments that are that are  on my website, as with other websites, I have found over the years are not reliable.